Bless little daddy’s heart. He was out working in the yard with our next door neighbor, Big Daddy. Big Daddy was so nice to cut down a tree and a bush in our front yard of the Hotel Thompson. Mommy has always hated these two trees. They kind of cover the front door area and you know for safety reasons, she wanted them gone like yesterday. So, Big Daddy cut them down and my daddy was helping to drag/carry them to the back of Big Daddy’s house where he would later burn them. In this picture to the left, Big Daddy’s house is on the right and our Hotel Thompson is on the left.
There’s a storm drainage that runs to the left side of the picture where you see all of those trees/bushes. . Now remember, daddy has limited vision. But, of course he could take the limbs and such to the back of the white shed in this picture, right?
Well, apparently not. Daddy was taking limbs down and miscalculated where he was. Before Big Daddy could scream or say anything, daddy went boom and walked right off in the storm drainage. It’s probably about 4-5 feet down. I’m not sure who was more scared – daddy or Big Daddy.
Daddy took a bad tumble. He didn’t get hurt bad. He got a lot of scrapes and bruises. It could have been a lot worse. But my daddy, he’s a toughie. He told Big Daddy that he had been hit worse during his football days. But still, that was a good tumble. I know that Big Daddy got scared.
And you know what, neither of them called mommy at the worky place right off… which was probably a good thing. Daddy went inside of the Hotel Thompson, took off all of his wet clothes and took a hot shower. Let’s just say he had more leaves on him than in a cup of hot tea.
He finally broke down and called mommy before she got off work just to give her a heads up. He acted like it wasn’t a big deal and everything was fine. But on the way home, Big Daddy called mommy and told her what happened as well. And it’s funny how men try to hide things. Daddy has let it out a little here and there about how when he fell, there were some sharp rocks that fell right between his legs but didn’t hit him. I think someone was watching out for my daddy this day.
Do ya’lls humans ever do anything like this that has scared the bejeesus out of you? I was so concerned this day with daddy that I kept going up to him and bunting him with my snout checking on him. I even whined a couple of times to let him know I was there for him.
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I got my first ouchie tonight. I guess that’s not bad considering I’ve been ouchie free for the past year of my life. But darn it – it hurts. It was my fault. Let me admit that first. This is what happened.
Last night, mom put me to bed. At night, I sleep in this huge crate. The door of the crate actually ‘use’ to shut on its own. Shakes piggy head – yeah I might have done that. Mom and dad use a bungy cord to shut it now. I have to have it shut at night. First of all, it’s my safety zone and second of all – do you really want a pig loose in the house while you sleep at night? Take it first hand from me, it’s not a good idea.
So last night, mom kisses me goodnight and puts me to bed as usual. Well, I’m a pig…curious by nature if you will. I decided to see if I could get out of my crate to go play throughout the house. Insert James Bond music now. Sounded like an awesome idea to me, right? So, I kept pushing against my door until I saw a little opening it. I’ve seen the cats do this so I know it works. What they didn’t explain to me was that they’re mostly fur and squeeze through small openings. I on the other hand don’t have so much fur. I’m all belly. I held my breath in and squeeze through. Well, I by pushing through I scraped the top part of my back – ouchie! But on the other hand, I was FREE!
The first place I went was the front room. Of course I brought blankie with me…. you know there’s nothing like seeing a miniature pot bellied pig dragging a king size blankie down the hall and throughout the house. I jumped on the couches, I pushed all of the pillows off of the couch and I jumped on them repeatedly. I pulled all of my toys out of the playbox, I played with them and then I moved to the kitchen when I got bored.
The kitchen is a wonderful place. The piggy gate wasn’t closed because everyone was asleep. Snicker – good for me. The kitchen is where all of the food comes from. I know this because I watch mommy in there making magic. I waddled over to the big black food box. With enough pressure from my snout, I was able to open the magical door. A light went on and it scared me. I jumped back and the magical door slid open. WOW – for a moment I actually thought I heard angels singing. I went over to investigate the glow and stuck my snout in the door. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR – that thing was COLD – shivers. I started moving things around and everything was as hard as a rock. This must be what they call the freeze box. Darn it – wrong part of the refrigerator. I looked up to see the fridge part above the freezer. Darn these short legs. I couldn’t reach that part.
I guess I made some loud noises in my midnight adventure. A few minutes later, mom came around the corner slowly peaking into the kitchen. That’s how she found me. Sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor, freezer open with that magical glow licking ice. So, yeah, I guess it was fun and giggles at that time until she saw my back. After that, she kind of freaked out and lost it. She started getting fussy and playing doctor with it. Geez mom, it’s just a little scrape. She made me take some godforsaken medicine and put bubble stuff on my back. Afterwards, she gave me a treat (which is always good), I went potty and she walked me back to bed.
Yes, we also had a little prayer meeting about the Great Pig Escape and Midnight Adventure. I won’t be doing that again anytime soon.
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